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Things Fall Apart

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 0435905252
Genre : Fiction
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This expanded edition of Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought by the British conquest of Nigeria. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's character as well as external forces contribute to his downfall. This expanded edition includes new illustrations, maps, additional essays on history, culture,and literature, and reference material to help readers see Achebe's classic novel in social and historical context, and to understand its place in world literature.
Category: Fiction

Chinua Achebe S Things Fall Apart

Author : Isidore Okpewho
ISBN : 9780195147636
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents critical essays on "Things fall apart" from a variety of perspectives, including ethnographic, pedagogical, and ideological ones.
Category: Literary Criticism

Understanding Things Fall Apart

Author : Solomon Ogbede Iyasẹre
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020127994
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although these essays and criticisms evaluate different linguistic and thematic aspects of "Things Fall Apart," and they vary in scope and depth of treatment, they do share common distinguishing featuresthey are provocative, informed and lucidly written. Collectively, they provide a maximum of interpretation of the crucial elements in the work at a maximum level of significance. Iyasere includes a critical introduction, a selected bibliography and an Index to Proverbs. This volume provides a full range of the most perceptive criticism of Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" and will appeal t o both the generalists and specialists of African, African-American and Comparative Literatures.
Category: Literary Criticism

Chinua Achebe S Things Fall Apart

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781604135817
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Critical essays discuss the language, symbolism, characters, and themes of the classic novel about British colonialism in Nigeria.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

When Things Fall Apart

Author : Nora Dudwick
ISBN : 0821350676
Genre : Business & Economics
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This study uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to document the experiences of people in Armenia, Georgia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan struggling to cope with the dramatic changes in lifestyle and economic conditions following the collapse of the Soviet Union. It demonstrates how poverty in the region differs from that experienced in other parts of the world, and looks at how cultural and institutional barriers have hindered attempts to improve these problems. It also examines the links between poverty, gender and ethnicity, and seeks to convey the psychological impact of poverty, as well as its social and economic effects.
Category: Business & Economics

Chinua Achebe S Things Fall Apart

Author : David Whittaker
ISBN : 0415344565
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since its publication in 1958 "Things fall apart" has won global critical acclaim. Offering an insight into African culture, this is both a tragic and moving story of an individual set in the wider context of the coming of colonialism, as well as a powerful and complex political statement of cross-cultural encounters.
Category: Literary Criticism

Conversations With Chinua Achebe

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 0878059997
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chinua Achebe's books are being read throughout the English-speaking world. They have been translated into more than fifty languages. His publishers estimate that more than eight million copies of his first novel Things Fall Apart (1958) have been sold. As a consequence, he is the best known and most widely studied African author. His distinguished books of fiction and nonfiction include No Longer at Ease, Arrow of God, Morning Yet on Creation Day, Christmas in Biafra, and others. Achebe often has been called the inventor of the African novel. Although he modestly denies the title, it is true that modern African literature would not have flowered so rapidly and spectacularly had he not led the way by telling Africa's story from a distinctively African point of view. Many other Africans have been inspired to write novels by his example. The interviews collected here span more than thirty years of Achebe's writing career. The earliest was recorded in 1962, the latest in 1995. Together they offer a representative sample of what he has said to interviewers for newspapers, journals, and books in many different countries. Through his own statements we can see Achebe as a man of letters, a man of ideas, a man of words. As these interviews show, Achebe is an impressive speaker and gifted conversationalist who expresses his ideas in language that is simple yet pungent, moderate yet peppered with colorful images and illustrations. It is this talent for deep and meaningful communication, this intimate way with words, that makes his interviews a delight to read. He has a facility for penetrating to the essence of a question and framing a response that addresses the concerns of the questioner and sometimes goes beyond those concerns to matters of general interest. "People," he says, "are expecting from literature serious comment on their lives. They are not expecting frivolity. They are expecting literature to say something important to help them in their struggle with life. This is what literature, what art, is supposed to do: to give us a second handle on reality so that when it becomes necessary to do so, we can turn to art and find a way out. So it is a serious matter."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Emerging Perspectives On Chinua Achebe

Author : Ernest Emenyo̲nu
ISBN : 0865438765
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Chinua Achebe, a literary icon of the 20th century, is widely regarded as Africa's best novelist to date, and one of the world's greatest. The essays in this book provide global perspectives of Achebe as an artist with a proper sense of history and an imaginative writer with an inviolable sense of cultural mission and political commitment. Omenka is the first of a two volume celebration of this modern African literary tradition, which owes much of its origin to Achebe's landmark classic novel, Things Fall Apart, the most widely read African novel.
Category: Literary Criticism

Home And Exile

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 0199761086
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chinua Achebe is Africa's most prominent writer, the author of Things Fall Apart, the best known--and best selling--novel ever to come out of Africa. His fiction and poetry burn with a passionate commitment to political justice, bringing to life not only Africa's troubled encounters with Europe but also the dark side of contemporary African political life. Now, in Home and Exile, Achebe reveals the man behind his powerful work. Here is an extended exploration of the European impact on African culture, viewed through the most vivid experience available to the author--his own life. It is an extended snapshot of a major writer's childhood, illuminating his roots as an artist. Achebe discusses his English education and the relationship between colonial writers and the European literary tradition. He argues that if colonial writers try to imitate and, indeed, go one better than the Empire, they run the danger of undervaluing their homeland and their own people. Achebe contends that to redress the inequities of global oppression, writers must focus on where they come from, insisting that their value systems are as legitimate as any other. Stories are a real source of power in the world, he concludes, and to imitate the literature of another culture is to give that power away. Home and Exile is a moving account of an exceptional life. Achebe reveals the inner workings of the human conscience through the predicament of Africa and his own intellectual life. It is a story of the triumph of mind, told in the words of one of this century's most gifted writers.
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